Women, Girls and Islamist Extremism

The return of women and girls from former ISIS held territories presents new and difficult
challenges for governments, communities and frontline practitioners. The importance of disengagement and deradicalisation work with this cohort of women cannot be underestimated. This toolkit provides evidence-based guidance for policymakers and practitioners, drawn from the expertise of intervention providers and practitioners in the UK and The Netherlands who have worked with over 250 females who were affiliated with Islamist extremism. The toolkit is designed to highlight effective practices and processes for intervention provision with women and girls, as well as to lay out existing policy
frameworks and practical tools available for those involved in these cases. The toolkit’s insights and recommendations are primarily designed to support individuals directly involved in the provision of tertiary interventions with women and girls, but also to provide guidance for practitioners and broader community stakeholders involved in safeguarding at-risk women and girls in The Netherlands and the UK.

Understanding the New Zealand Online Extremist Ecosystem

This report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and CASM Technology provides a data-driven snapshot of online extremism in New Zealand, and the digital platforms connecting New Zealand to an international extremist ecosystem.

The Cloud Caliphate: Archiving the Islamic State in Real Time

This joint report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point offers a preliminary survey and analysis of one of the largest known online repositories of Islamic State materials, nicknamed the “Cloud Caliphate,” to increase understanding of how violent extremist groups and their supporters manage, preserve, and protect information relevant to their cause.